The film tells the story of dancer NAM Jeong-ho who faces retirement, and chronicles the ten days of her master class at the Haja Center. The encounter between those who dream of building a new life at the alternative school outside of the system and NAM Jeong-ho who has spent her entire life building a career within the system creates an odd tension and a sense of expectancy. NAM Jeong-ho looks back on her own life and prepares a performance that considers both her present and future, titled Like a Rolling Stone. The film presents NAM Jeong-ho and her students working hard at the Haja Center, while at the same time conveying the lifelong journey of NAM Jeong-ho. Once upon a time in the past, she faced the challenge of preparing a performance while she was burdened by the weight of life, and she needed to let things go. The two different experiences overlap. Both times, she takes her clothes off one by one. In contrast to the past where she put her clothes back on, she now gives them away to others. In life, we sometimes have to put the clothes of life that we find heavy and burdensome back on. Sometimes we have to shed them even if we don’t want to. Through the life of dancer NAM Jeong-ho, the film offers a calm commentary about life, aging and sharing. Director Park So-hyun’s warm and delicate perspective towards daily life in The Knitting Club manifests itself once again. [LEE Seung Min]
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PARK So-hyun studied filmmaking during college and is currently studying film in graduate school, focusing on film theory. During this time, she has been producing documentary films and collaborating with teenagers on various filmmaking projects for some time. Recently, she has been awarded the NAWFF award from the 18th SIWFF for her feature film The Knitting Club and was also the recipient of the Documentary Award at the 2017 Women in Film Korea Festival.